January 28, 2015
Release # 20150128
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Jan. 27, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft to conduct 13 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition
military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter,
and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took
place between 8 a.m., Jan. 27, and 8 a.m., Jan. 28, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, 13 airstrikes struck 12 ISIL tactical units and an ISIL
vehicle, and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL staging
area, and three ISIL buildings.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, six ISIL shipping containers, and four ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed six ISIL buildings and an ISIL heavy weapon.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed four ISIL vehicles.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the
operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose
to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The
destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the
terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia,
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S.,
Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.